International Projects


In 2006, the "Pygmalion" Foundation was co-founder of the big European project "Halma". Its participants are 22 literary and cultural institutions from 16 countries. Leading institution is the Literary Colloquium in Berlin and his director Dr. Ulrich Yanetski.

The project starts with the blessing of the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Upon decision of the members of Halma the session of the Foundation for 2007 took place in Plovdiv, in the newly opened House of the "Pygmalion" Foundation in Ivan Vazov Str., 42.

In 2008 as part of the project Halm the "Pygmalion" Foundation welcomed its first quest - the Swiss writer Urs Fass. For two months he was living in Plovdiv and got acquainted with the city's history, cultural heritage, with the daily life in Plovdiv. On October 16, 2008 the "Pygmalion" Foundation organized a presentation of the writer in literary salon in "Ivan Vazov" Str. Urs Fass read an excerpt from his essay, which h he wrote about Plovdiv, which will be published in German and English.

On May 20, 2008 in the literary salon of the "Pygmalion" Foundation the Austrian writer and publisher Loyze Wieser was presented. "Wieser" Publishing translates and publishes Bulgarian literature - from the classics to contemporary poets and writers.

Balkan alphabets

In 2008, the "Pygmalion" Foundation with the Foundation for Culture "Edenkoben" of Rhineland-Palatinate in the Federal Republic of Germany became a founding member of the literary project with director Ingo Wilhelm called "Balkan alphabets", which is for the publication of bilingual editions of Bulgarian, Romanian and Greek authors.



National Projects



On December 14 2008 the "Pygmalion" Foundation organized a Christmas auction of paintings and sculptures entitled "Plovdiv's artists." Pictures of several generations of artists from Plovdiv were shown - from Zlatyu Boyadzhiev and Tsanko Lavrenov, and Georgi Bozhilov and Encho Pironkov to Atanas Hranov and Valeri Tsenov.



In 2009, the "Pygmalion" Foundation supported the theater project by Stoyan Alexiev and Konstantin Kazansky "Born in Europe, on our street," played in Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Stara Zagora and other cities

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